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Carrera Tag Heuer

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The first Carrera was launched in 1964 to continue the strong relationship between Tag Heuer and motor racing. This model remains the most famous and popular of the Swiss manufacturer.
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A mythical race

Tag Heuer has always had very close ties with motor racing. This watch, with its clear and sober design, inherits its name from the "Carrera Panamericana", a renowned Mexican race. Reliable and functional, the Carrera Tag Heuer has won over legendary drivers. 
A mythical race

Built for speed

Made to embrace speed, its sleek design and balanced proportions will win over the hearts of sportsmen and enthusiasts. The Tag Heuer Carrera guarantees perfect legibility with its luminescent hands. Its polished and satin-finished case gives it an elegant and determined look.
Built for speed

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About Carrera

TAG Heuer Carrera: a legendary watch


The history of the Carrera begins with Jack Heuer, great-grandson of founder Edouard Heuer. The latter met in 1962 the Mexican drivers Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez who told him sensational stories of the legendary Carrera Panamericana race. Impressed, the watchmaker paid tribute to this prestigious rally by designing the watch that would become a must-have. The elegant and timeless design of the Tag Heuer Carrera goes equally well with a driver's suit or a suit: there are no boundaries to its style.

The 1963 Tag Heuer Carrera


The first Carrera models of the 1960s fascinate with a clean and simple design. The sleek dial has a large opening with the seconds scale on the flange. The dial is enlarged by 2mm, making it easier to read. In order to avoid entering into direct competition with chronographs such as the Daytona by Rolex or the Speedmaster by Omega, the manufacturers preferred not to add telemetric or tachymetric scales. On the other hand, in order to give a three-dimensional aspect to the watch, Heuer decided to push the 30 minutes and 12 hours counters a little more into the dial. The date display was not introduced until a few years later. The 36 mm diameter timepiece beats to the rhythm of the hand-wound Valjoux 72 caliber, which was also used in the Rolex Daytona of the 1960s. Equipped with 17 jewels and oscillating at 18,000 vibrations per hour, the movement has a power reserve of 46 hours. The first models of the Carrera are produced until the 1980s. The Carrera made its comeback 16 years later in a vintage style with a special series featuring "classic" watches.